Alcohol and Drug Counselor

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • May 15, 2019
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $21.72 - $26.42 Hourly

Job Description

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Performs client intake and discharge procedures.
  • Conducts individual, group, and family counseling sessions with program clients and their families.
  • Maintains client records.
  • Prepares and administers individual recovery plans for program clients with the support and assistance of professional staff.
  • Collects and records pertinent social data on program clients.
  • Develops and maintains communications between County Mental Health Department Alcohol and Drug programs and community agencies.
  • Refers clients to other programs and community agencies which provide assistance with alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Develops and provides informational presentations on alcohol and drug abuse to local schools and community agencies.
  • Develops, implements, and conducts specialized alcohol and drug programs.
  • Provides advice on problems which arise during the course of work; monitors work flow; accumulates data used in State and Federal activity reporting.
  • Maintains a client caseload and provides individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Develops and provides informational presentations on alcohol and drug abuse to local schools and community agencies.
  • May provide lead direction, training, and work coordination for other Alcohol and Drug Interns.


Minimum Qualifications:
Experience:
One (1) year of experience providing alcohol and drug counseling or presentations equivalent to that of an Alcohol and Drug Services Intern with Merced County.

Certification:
A valid Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling or Addiction Services. Employees who do not maintain a valid certification pursuant to California Code of Regulations Chapter 8 of the Health and Safety Code will be terminated.

Education:
Two (2) years of advanced education (60 units of college credit) in psychology, sociology, or a closely related field is preferred.

Special Requirement:
Applicants with a personal history of alcohol and drug abuse must present evidence of their successful recovery.

SOME POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS PURSUANT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECTION 2, B

Closing Date/Time: Continuous